Blaine, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pacific Highway port of entry apprehended a British Columbia man on November 27 who was wanted in Vancouver for alleged robbery.
CBP officers took Sean Michael Holland, 23, into custody upon his arrival to the United States when a name check of his identity revealed that he was an armed and dangerous felon wanted on a Canada wide warrant.
"This arrest typifies the professional and continuous working relationship among the northern border law enforcement agencies in Washington and British Columbia," said Area Port Director Greg Alvarez. "CBP is proud of this partnership which helps remove fugitives from the streets of our communities both north and south.''
Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed the outstanding warrant as Canada-wide and the Vancouver Police were contacted confirming that they were the originating agency for the warrant. Holland was denied entry into the United States for violation of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Act and was returned to Canada and turned over to the Canadian Border Services Agency.
CBP officers on the U.S./Canadian border have made previous arrests of individuals wanted for homicide, escape, money laundering, robbery, narcotics distribution, sexual child abuse, fraud, larceny and military desertion, based on both U.S. and Canadian routine law enforcement databases.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.